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Numbers Chapter 7   (ESV)


84 This was the dedication offering for the altar on the day when it was anointed, from the chiefs of Israel: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve golden dishes, 85 each silver plate weighing 130 shekels and each basin 70, all the silver of the vessels 2,400 shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, 86 the twelve golden dishes, full of incense, weighing 10 shekels apiece according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the dishes being 120 shekels; 87 all the cattle for the burnt offering twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male lambs a year old, with their grain offering; and twelve male goats for a sin offering; 88 and all the cattle for the sacrifice of peace offerings twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.


89 And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and it spoke to him.




  • Read this passage with reverence as if listening to God speaking from the Mercy Seat on the Ark.
  • Moses obeyed God’s voice, thus living his life in accordance with God’s will. The foundation of spiritual growth is our obedience to God.  To hear and obey the voice of the Lord is essential if we are to receive his best.  Spiritual growth takes place as we hear the voice of God speaking to us, whether through his word of other means, and grow in our willingness to obey.
  • When I sit at church Sunday worship, no matter which segment of it: invocation, prayer, Scripture reading, message, communion, blessing, welcome, announcement, pastoral prayer, do I hear God speaking?



Ask the Holy Spirit to help me examine myself to discern areas that I need to change in order to listen to God’s word at each Sunday worship.